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Bank notes

The Bank of Canada supplies Canadians with bank notes that they can use with confidence and pride, by issuing quality notes that are readily accepted and secure.

Our next $20 bank note

We’ve started the design process for the new $20 bank note featuring His Majesty King Charles III. See more about the new note and our design process.

Canada’s vertical $10 note

Explore and share the $10 polymer bank note featuring Viola Desmond.

Law Enforcement Award of Excellence for Counterfeit Deterrence

This award recognizes the efforts of individuals in the fields of counterfeit enforcement, crime prevention, and education.

Upcoming changes to legal tender status for older bank notes

About legal tender

Find out what “legal tender” means, why legal tender status changes, and how to redeem older bank notes.


Bank notes past and present

Learn all about the art and security of our bank notes.


Access videos about our bank notes, along with images past and present.

Research and reports

Get quick access to our research and reports on bank notes.

Backgrounders and explainers

Get quick access to background materials, explainers and The Economy, Plain and Simple articles about bank notes.

Principles of design

Read about the process and guiding principles for bank note design.

Indigenous Advisory Circle

Learn about the mandate and individual members of the Indigenous Advisory Circle.

Tools and services

Bank Note Redemption Service

Redeem bank notes that are mutilated or contaminated, or that will no longer be legal tender.

Counterfeit prevention

Learn why it’s important to check your notes, and how to deal with suspicious money.

Training and education

Download or order resources for specific users, such as retailers and law enforcement.

Use of bank note images

Find out how to get permission to use bank note images.